tackling health inequalities in Norfolk
The Bridge
The Bridge,
Great Yarmouth
Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.

Projects funded using money raised by healthSuccess

Total amount distributed to charities to date is: £1,446,586

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Active Communities is a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
July 14: Pay it Forward CIC  Great Yarmouth £24,910 This new one year project aims to deliver filmed zombie-themed paintball sessions and a resulting online mini-series, for young people in Great Yarmouth, a coastal town in Norfolk. It aims to address social or emotional isolation and low educational attainment or risk of such, and deliver general community and neighbourhood work. The project organises paintball games based on the Zombie genres; filming the action using portable cameras; the footage is then edited and released as a weekly on-line mini-series by participants. 
Catton Grove Centre Management Committee  Norwich £13,287 This 18-month initiative builds on an existing Trust-funded project. Sessions will benefit local residents of all ages living on and around the Catton Grove estate in Norwich and include monthly cooking and socialising sessions, and design and painting sessions to produce a community mural in the Community Centre car park. In addition, it will support local people to produce and distribute editions of a community newsletter to promote the activities on offer at the Centre.
Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers Project  Great Yarmouth £44,939 This two-year project is the continuation of an existing Trust-funded idea to deliver fortnightly peer support groups to young carers aged 8-25 years living in Great Yarmouth. It provides regular social sessions that offer support, respite, fun and learning opportunities for carers, alongside five trips to places of interest each year.
Society Alive  Bowthorpe £17,473 This two-year project in the continuation of a previously Trust-funded project to deliver a bi-monthly community cafe for both younger and older local residents of Bowthorpe, Norwich. The project will further develop the lunch sessions into a community café, which is entirely run by local volunteers. It aims to bring senior citizens and younger, unemployed residents together to interact and learn from each other, including via providing access to ICT facilities and encouraging the younger people to help the older participants to use the computers.
The Bridge  Great Yarmouth £28,000 This two-year project is the continuation of an existing Trust-funded idea and will deliver weekly drop-in sessions for older and unwaged residents of Great Yarmouth. Sessions include a hot meal, IT access and support, information and advice from service providers, sign-posting to community events and activities and offers a social space to reduce isolation. The project also includes volunteer training for the local people who support session delivery, providing them with skills that can improve their career opportunities.
Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach and Support Ltd Great Yarmouth £50,000 This new two-year project aims to deliver weekly musical workshops based on multi-national instruments and song for local refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers living in Great Yarmouth. The intention is to start by using existing musical talent, passing on musical skills and then increase this to new participants throughout the duration of project. It is hoped new groups such as community choirs and guitar lessons will stem from this.
The Wayland Partnership Development Trust Watton, Ashill and Cressingham £37,853 This new two-year project aims to deliver a programme of social, creative and skills-based activities to older people and under-35s in Watton, Ashill and Cressingham, in Norfolk
DIAL Great Yarmouth   Great Yarmouth £20,786 This new two year project aims to deliver weekly craft workshops to bring residents living in central Great Yarmouth together, learn new skills and share existing ones. Sessions will include sewing, glass painting and card making.  
Hanseatic Union  King's Lynn £13,720 This new two-year project aims to deliver family-focused social activity sessions for children and parent, from all cultural backgrounds, in King’s Lynn, a town in north  Norfolk.  It will deliver general community and neighbourhood work and address issues of migrancy from other countries and social or emotional isolation.
Musical Keys  Norwich £25,117 This new one-year project aims to deliver weekly participatory music sessions for adults in rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction in Norwich.
Shrublands Youth & Adult Centre Charitable Trust Great Yarmouth  £43,330 This new two-year project aims to deliver a programme of 'Life Skills' training for residents in and around the Magdalen Estate, Great Yarmouth, a coastal town in Norfolk.   
Norwich International Youth Project Norwich £29,344 This two year project is the development of an existing scheme. It will provide media training, art and sports activities for young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees who live in Norwich and attend the youth club run by NIYP.
The Leila Sailing Trust Great Yarmouth £17,800 This existing one year project aims to deliver sailing and related training activities to 30 disadvantaged young people in Great Yarmouth.
Society Alive Norwich £16,473 This new 2 year project based in Bowthorpe (Norwich) has been inspired by a luncheon club which has been running over the winter months. The group will establish a community café supported by local volunteers with the aim of bringing members of the community together particularly senior citizens and younger, unemployed people and provide the opportunity for intergenerational interaction.
SPEADA Terrington £34,038 This new two year project will engage a group of young carers from Terrington, Norfolk in photography workshops to allow them to share their thoughts, views and feelings about their local area and give them a voice about hopes, challenges and fears in their lives. The project will include several exhibitions of the work produced.
Dereham Community Support Centre Dereham £16,426 This new two year project has developed out of an existing English class for migrants and was requested by the Portuguese-speaking congregation at Dereham Baptist Church. It will run an international club to improve social integration which will include a community café/job club, educational and social activities, and signposting people to support and advice.
Sweet Arts Norwich £37,782 This existing two year project aims to deliver a programme of arts-related activities to mentally distressed and marginalised women with complex needs in Norwich.
South Yarmouth Community Association South Yarmouth £12,870 SYCA will develop the centre’s garden and then deliver 150 sessions to Oceanwave members. The aim of the project is to unite the different groups using the centre, promote improvements in overall wellbeing through access to gardening and learning along with community engagement.
King Centre Community Initiative Norwich Norwich £40,470 This two year project would enable the centre to keep delivering existing activities in a more formal and structured way for all members of the community from Miles Cross Estate, and to develop some new ones.
The Bridge Great Yarmouth £28,000 This project is a continuation and expansion of an existing scheme for a further 24 months. It will deliver a weekly lunch club (88 sessions) to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Magdalene, Claydon and Gorleston wards of Great Yarmouth.
Catton Grove Community Centre Management Committee Norwich £22,537 This new 18 month project aims to breathe new life into an existing under-used community centre through offering a new programme of varied activities which will provide the opportunity for local residents to meet and learn together. Activities will include exercise groups, an arts and crafts group, cooking sessions and a local history group.
Community Arts Locally in Mile Cross Norwich £21,424 This two year project is a continuation and an expansion of an existing scheme. It will run art sessions in the community for adults in Mile Cross (Norwich) with two sessions each week in year one and a third added in year two. Art activities include watercolours, charcoals, clay sculpture, pastels, acrylics, canvas and paper stretching and framing finished artworks. There will be two exhibitions each year in a local community setting
Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers Great Yarmouth £45,513 This two year project is the development of an existing programme. It will enable the applicant to continue to offer one age-specific fortnightly peer-support group for young carers aged 11-25 from disadvantaged areas in Great Yarmouth and open a new group in the same area.
Three Holes Village Hall & Playing Field Wisbech £18,792 This new 14 month project will set up a film club at the village hall in Three Holes with films chosen by the local community. The Hall recently had a film projector and screen installed. The project will also provide equipment and training for local film production.
Menscraft CIC Norwich £24,750 Support men interested in running a MenShed (workshop where men of all ages make and repair things) serving the MileCross, Mancroft and Bowthorpe areas of Norwich.
Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach Great Yarmouth £24,982 To train and support a group of 12 community advisors from the Nelson Ward of Great Yarmouth and provide them with skills and confidence to support their communities with advice on welfare and rights.

LOCAL PEOPLE
The Local People programme takes a neighbourhood approach, engages local people and empowers them to address wider issues in their communities and neighbourhoods through collective action.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Royal Voluntary Service  Thetford £1256,520 Over 18 months each of these projects will support and empower 100 older people who live in Thetford to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. RVS will work with local people and groups to identify what resources, skills and knowledge they already have, or which are available within their communities and networks, and what additional capacity and support they need to take collective control over coproduction and delivery of interventions they want and need.
Scope  West Norfolk  £201,120 Over two years each of these projects will support and empower disabled people and their families who live in West Norfolk to identify barriers and bring about change to improve their lives, health and wellbeing. Scope will support local disabled people to build positive relationships with each other and make a difference in their community. They will decide their own priorities, develop their ideas and propose solutions. Scope will work with them to build their capacity and confidence, enabling them to work together to create their own agenda, design activities that are relevant to their needs and aspirations and influence local policies and the design of services. A core group of 25-30 disabled people and their families will directly participate in each area, but these core groups are likely to develop networks and activities that will increase the number of regular participants.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 2 and 3
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Scope   £50,836 The funding will enable Scope to train oommunity organisers who will then broker and facilitate community activities, and increase opportunities, participation and networks for 20 disabled people and their families.
Dementia UK   £45,000 The funding will enable Dementia UK to provide its admiral nursing service. The admiral nurse will support 70-100 people living with dementia and their carers.
Mencap   £33,131 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Scope   £49,662 The funding will enable Scope to train oommunity organisers who will then broker and facilitate community activities, and increase opportunities, participation and networks for 20 disabled people and their families.
Royal Voluntary Service   £39,832 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Spirit of Carnival   £5,146 Introduce drama and performance skills workshops to enhance  young people and young adults and encourage them to participate in an innovative activity where they will not only be able to increase their fitness but learn new skills that will enhance their whole well being.

HEALTHY PLACES, HEALTHY PEOPLE - YEAR 1
Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society   £12,500 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected by dementia and help them maintain their independence and sense of well-being.
The Conservation Vounteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Dementia UK   £60,000 The funding will enable Dementia UK to provide its admiral nursing service. The admiral nurse will support 70-100 people living with dementia and their carers.
Mencap   £31,030 Extend the Gateway Club network and Gateway Awards programme, and help to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of young adults.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making health choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
 
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